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Big days for Ben and Brady

Sunday was a big day for multiple Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks from the AFC. Tom Brady went 30-for-35 with 354 yards and five touchdowns in the New England Patriots' 51-23 win over the Chicago Bears. Ben Roethlisberger had an even more memorable day, becoming the first QB in NFL history to notch a second 500-yard passing game (he went 40-for-49 with 522 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts). Not bad for a pair of players whose teams were considered done just weeks ago.

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End of Patriots' success?

Since 2001, the New England Patriots have been a portrait of consistent success. Just one season with fewer than 10 wins. Just two seasons outside the playoffs. Five Super Bowl trips. Three Super Bowl wins (albeit none since 2004). So when said team falls behind 41-7 to a Kansas City Chiefs squad that three weeks earlier lost 26-10 to the Tennessee Titans ... one tends to notice. Bill Belichick's and Tom Brady's squad hasn't quite been the same since losing the Super Bowl in the 2011 season, but could Monday's 41-14 loss be the tipping point?

What do you make of the Patriots' 41-14 loss to the Chiefs on Monday?

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  • Will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick ever reach another Super Bowl as quarterback and coach of the Patriots?

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Your 2014 NFL predictions?

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!

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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

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Tom Brady

Tom Brady

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Drew Brees

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Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

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Nick Foles

Nick Foles

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Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

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Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

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Eli Manning

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Peyton Manning

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Cam Newton

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Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

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Aaron Rodgers

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Ben R'berger

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Tony Romo

Tony Romo

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Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

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Alex Smith

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Matthew Stafford

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Ryan Tannehill

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Richard Sherman isn't universally loved, especially after his now-infamous postgame tirade against Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers. But that doesn't mean he's without his fans; quite the opposite, in fact, as the Seattle Seahawks cornerback ranked 10th on the NFL's list of most-bought jerseys. Two of Sherman's teammates, Russell Wilson (second) and Marshawn Lynch (sixth) also made the list. No. 1? Their opponent's quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning.

Our question: Which of the top 10 is your favorite? Whom do you like the least? Click on the images below to set your personal popularity rankings!

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Tom Brady

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Drew Brees

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Peyton Manning

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Adrian Peterson

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Aaron Rodgers

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Richard Sherman

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Ryan Tannehill

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